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Results of Independence Day DWI Crackdown

Results of Independence Day DWI Crackdown

NIAGARA COUNTY - From 07/01/16 through 07/05/16, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, Niagara Falls Police Department, North Tonawanda Police Department, New York State Park Police, Middleport Police Department, Lockport Police Department, Lewiston Police Department, Town of Niagara Police Department and Somerset Police Department all participated in the "Fourth of July DWI Crackdown Enforcement".  All agencies involved utilized increased patrol units that were specifically designated for DWI enforcement. 14 people across Niagara County were arrested during this time frame for Driving While Intoxicated.

Underage Alcohol Enforcement Detail Niagara County

Underage Alcohol Enforcement Detail Niagara County

Niagara County- On 07/22/2016 from 1700 hrs - 2200 hrs, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, New York State Police, and New York State Liquor Authority did a joint underage alcohol enforcement detail throughout Niagara County.  During this detail, fourteen bars were checked by Deputies, Troopers, and State Liquor Authority agents utilizing underage operatives. Eleven bars successfully denied the underage operatives alcohol and three allowed the operatives to purchase alcohol. Arrested during this detail was Paulette D. Donoughe, 50, of Niagara Falls, an employee of The Old Depot, Ransomville; Catherine M.

Town of Wheatfield Leandra's Law Arrest

Town of Wheatfield Leandra's Law Arrest

Lockport, NY - On July 18, 2016 at aprroximately 0030 hrs, Niagara County Sheriff Deputy Gary Willis and Deputy Mike Rosky initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle that failed to stop for a stop sign exiting the Lasalle Expressway onto Williams Rd. Upon stopping the vehicle, Deputies discovered the vehicle to be operated by 22 year old Tatyana M. Ivanov. In the vehicle was her 2 month old child. After failing field sobriety tests she was arrested and was transported to NCSO where she consented to a chemical test of her breath for alcohol which revealed a BAC of .12%. She was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and a Leandra's law violation. She was remanded to the Niagara County Jail on $250.00 bail and is due back in the Town of Wheatfield Court on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 1800 hrs.

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident - Town of Lewiston

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident - Town of Lewiston

LEWISTON, NY - On July 17, 2016 at approximately 01:59 hours the Niagara County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting a one car auto accident at Ridge Road and Ransomville Rd. in the Town of Lewiston. The caller reported that the vehicle left the roadway and the engine compartment was on fire. Patrol along with Ransomville Volunteer Fire Company responded and located the vehicle just off the roadway and fully engulfed in flames.  The fire was extinguished by Ransomville Fire Co. The vehicle was occupied by a male driver who was pronounced deceased at the scene.

NYS DCJS Victim of Identity Theft - Impostors Calling Citizens

NYS DCJS Victim of Identity Theft - Impostors Calling Citizens
Caller posing as "Division of Criminal Justice" worker offering to resolve legal matters is not affiliated with DCJS

Several individuals from out of state recently have received calls from someone claiming to be from the “New York Division of Criminal Justice” and offering to resolve a pending legal matter. In at least one instance, the caller provided the individual’s Social Security number to lend credibility to his offer.

Niagara County Welfare Fraud Arrests

Sheriff James R. Voutour announces the arrests of 11 individuals between June 15th and 16th, for various charges related to welfare fraud. Criminal investigations were initiated by the Niagara County Department of Social Services, the Niagara County District Attorney's Office and the Niagara County Sheriff's Welfare Fraud Division.

Rochester Physician Assistant Pleads Guilty; Dispensing Oxycodone Outside Of Scope

 Rochester Physician Assistant Pleads Guilty; Dispensing Oxycodone Outside Of Scope
ROCHESTER, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Jeffrey C. Leathersich, 50, of Lima, NY, pleaded guilty to two counts of dispensing a controlled substance outside the scope of professional practice before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.